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Successful ERP Systems by David L. Olson, Jack G. Nestell

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Glossary

Add-on: External application added to the system.

Advanced planning systems (APS): Software to analyze material flows throughout a supply chain.

Application programming interface (API): Software providing access to external applications to ERP systems.

Application service provider (ASP): Organization that offers computing services for an organization at a fee. (Use ASP computing facilities).

Benchmarking: Comparison of organizational procedures with those of peer organizations.

Best-of-breed: Concept of mixing ERP modules from different vendors.

Best practices: Application of business processes in a manner deemed the best way: vendor-adopted processes.

Big bang deployment: Implementation of an ERP throughout the organization at one time. ...

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